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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Monday, October 01, 2007
Making Progress
So I was trying to do some reading catch-up - with my magazines. As I was reading through my back issues of Parents and Parenting, I came across some tips on how to get your child to talk about their day. So today, when I picked Kayla up from preschool, I opted to try a few tactics. First, I asked her what her favorite part of her day was. Her answer was the pet fish - Freddy is his name. Hmmm...this is new. Then, instead of asking her who she played with and who her friends are (to which her response is "I don't know" or "I can't tell you"), I asked her who she sat with at snack time. Her answer? Mia. Ha! I have managed to get my 3 year old to tell me some new things about her world away from me - and I did not hear that she went on the slide outside. LOL

Wednesday night is Parent/Teacher night. My Mom is going to be watching the girls so both J and I can go. I'm really looking forward to meeting the other parents and talking to her teacher some more. And I glad J is able to go so he can see all the things that are in a Montessori classroom.

I'm also hoping to get a few minutes with her teacher. Not only do I want to know how Kayla is doing and who she is paling around with, but I have some questions about the upcoming Halloween party on Oct 26th. I am hoping this is something that parents are welcome to attend. It's hard enough letting go of Kayla knowing snacks are served at school. But I also know they are structured and planned with food only at the table. The party, I'm sure will have food all over. So the bottom line is, if they won't let me attend, I'll be keeping her home, which is NOT what I want. I want her to experience the party and dress up with her friends. But I can't see her being around all that food with only the teacher and teacher's aid to watch over her - especially with all the other kids eating whatever they want. I can't see them saying no - the flyer said nothing of parental involvement or help. But I'm going to nicely tell them I'll be there. :)

posted at 5:45 PM  

At 3:05 PM, Blogger Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

The "getting info" thing made me chuckle. Adam is too young to tell me much, yet, but there is a little boy in his class who I think is about a year older than Adam. He runs over to me every day the minute I come in and starts chattering away about everything that happened that day. He even knows things the teacher doesn't know! I can understand your apprehension about the Halloween party. Honestly, I bet the teacher will be glad to have you there!

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Christine said...

My usual response from my kids is "I don't remember", but they sure remember when I'm going to take them for ice cream!!

I agree the teacher will most likely be thrilled to have you there!

At 10:24 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

how exciting that she's opening up to you! I remember reading that article too :)

Hope P/T night went well and there aren't any problems w/you attending the party - although I can't see why there should be!


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